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Laura Warf

Laura’s practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters, with an emphasis on the food, beverage, and restaurant industries. She represents clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, strategic growth investments, reorganizations, and contract negotiations. She also represents clients on transactions involving supply and manufacturing agreements and ingredient sourcing. In addition, Laura assists clients with trademark and copyright licensing and brand protection.

Practice Highlights

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Negotiates and drafts asset sale and purchase agreements, acting for buyers and sellers
  • Assists and advises clients through the merger and acquisition transaction process, including assisting with the sale of a brewpub and multiple multi-unit restaurant acquisitions
  • Manages and conducts due diligence on mergers and acquisitions transactions and private equity transactions

Intellectual Property; Licensing
  • Assists clients with copyright and trademark assignments and licensing, including waiver and release agreements for the use of photographs and artwork
  • Investigates trademark and copyright infringement, assists clients with strategy and take-down requests for infringement occurring on social media sites, and drafts demand letters regarding such infringement
  • Provides advice pertaining to domain name issues and transfers
  • Drafts and provides guidance to clients regarding Internet privacy policies and terms of use policies
  • Assists clients with licensing and franchising matters, including franchise disclosure document updates and drafting an international development agreement and license agreements for restaurant development abroad

Food and Beverage; Supply Chain
  • Negotiates and drafts distribution, manufacturing, and co-pack agreements in the food and beverage industries
  • Assists clients with real estate matters that arise in connection with the liquor licensing process

General Corporate
  • Drafts and reviews non-disclosure agreements for actual and potential investors, consultants, and employees
  • Assists clients with entity formation, structuring, and corporate governance matters

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, Ore.
  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Portland, Ore.
  • Law Clerk, Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon, Portland, Ore.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section (of the MBA)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers